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A Birthday Buck To Remember.

Posted in 6or7, antlers, archery, bear, deer, experience, fishing, fleece, g5, g5 quiver, guns, Hunting, outdoors, recipe, reviews, Ruttin' Review, scent-lok, sheds, sportsman, team dirt, typical, vertigo with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2012 by THENONTYPICALSPORTSMAN

It’s another chilly November 10th morning 15 feet up in my tree stand.  You might say whats so special about the 10th of november?   Well 2 things.  1 it’s my birthday, and 2, 9 times out of 10 it’s during the rut.  As I sat in my tree stand as a fairly new archer.  I can remember it like it was yesterday.  There was no action, no deer, just a few squirrels and birds around. Well you might say whats so special about that.  Well at this time in my life our family did not really celebrate birthdays, I had not gotten a present in years.  Prior to that I had always received presents so it had been kinda a big change for a kid.  I’m not saying that presents have to be given or that I was lacking as a child I was definitely not.  It was just a change.  So enough of that and back to the story.  As I sat there in one of my favorite places, a tree stand with my bow.  I started to pray as I do 99% of the time even to this day.  The tree stand is like my closet as it says in the bible, its dark, usually pin drop quiet, it’s a great place for prayer.  My prayer that day was (I pray to you heavenly Father on this great morning that you have given us, I thank you for letting me out in this great creation of yours, enjoying everything you have made.  Father I ask you today to bring me a buck for my birthday, I have not received anything for my birthday in the last years and this is all I ask for today.  In Jesus name AMEN. )  I then opened my eyes and scanned the woods for ever so slight movement.  Nothing….. So I continued to scan for the next ten minutes or so until out of the corner of my left eye I caught a deer walking.  I looked closer and it was coming from about 100 yards out walking to my stand.  The deer approached closer and closer and at about 60 yards I could see a small rack on its head.  A six point, I was soooo excited and began to shiver a little.  The buck continued to approach my bait.  I grabbed my bow as the deer turned right on the trail coming to the bait.  I drew back my bow and tried to remember all the lessons my dad had tought me.  Again and again draw smooth, pull the pin to behind the shoulder, take a breath and let 1/2 out and hold.  release……  My release was true and I had arrowed the basket rack six point a little back but still a kill shot.  I began to shake tremendously and immediately after began to thank God for such a great buck.  I walked back to the cabin and got my dad and uncle to find the deer.  We tracked the deer in the snow for a while,  at one point I was praying again to find the deer.  Then it appeared a nice blood trail up the hill, a small 6 point laying in a hole.  I was so happy as my dad congratulated me and as I said to my uncle ” I think you should gut it for me since its my birthday”  I didn’t have to gut just drag.  I was sooo happy that day and was to this date one of the best birthdays I can remember.  The only one that strikes me more was when my dad gave me his 7mm rifle out of the blue on my birthday.  So for all you out there that enjoyed this story. Remember that it does not have to be a 23 point non-typical to become the best memories of your life. Also, I suggest that you try prayer in the stand it will change your life trust me….

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Be Still……..

Posted in archery, deer, experience, fishing, g5, guns, Hunting, outdoors, reviews, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2012 by THENONTYPICALSPORTSMAN

This past June, me and my family headed north to our little cabin to embark on a deer blind building project.  We spent the weekend working hard on the blind that is now called the TAJ.  The reason is we already have a Hilton.  So anyway, as we spent the weekend working hard, building the blind and our relationships I spotted my brothers hat.  This hat was camo and just above the bill it said Be Still…..  I told him I love your hat, did i ever tell you the story about that?  He said no.  I told my brother remind me later and I will so here it is later and here is the story.   It was a perfect November morning, not too cold, not too hot.  I sat perched 16 feet closer to God once again.  I sat in my stand in the dark praying for a great hunt, praying for my family, praying for protection, ectt….  The sun started to peek and a few squirrels scampered about, Even a few Turkeys came out of roost and walked by.  This morning was different than others, Why? Well because most other mornings I would have seen up to 20 deer by now.  This morning none.  As usual I was still praying, but for some reason I was I guess you would say testing God too much.  I would say prayers about having authority over the animals, prayers that God is no respector of persons and if he brought forth deer for you know so and so he should do it for my.  I was commanding deer to come to me.  Maybe this sounds weird to some but I guess I am testing my Faith as well.  After all this prayer and nothing still no deer.  It was getting later in the morning and I was ready to pack it up but I started praying again harder, testing more and more, when I heard clear as day!!! I mean clear as day!!!!! Be still and know that I am God!!!!!!!!  I instantly shut up, Not even 1 minute later here comes several deer to my right and a couple nice bucks with them.  I watched these beautiful bucks and does walk right in front of me at about 60 yards.  The deer then went out of sight..  Although I didnt’t arrow one of these giant bucks this morning, I really learned alot about God, myself, and prayer.  So I encourage you all to definatly use that time in the stand especially in the dark early in the morning when it’s dead quiet and probably the best time to hear God.  Be still, Pray, and always know he is GOD!!!!!!!!  your wildest dreams may come true.

Psalm 46:10 NIV

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;     I will be exalted   among the nations,     I will be exalted in the earth.”

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Psalm 46:10 NIV

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted   among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

Ruttin’ Review: The Silent Retriever

Posted in 6or7, antlers, archery, bear, deer, experience, fishing, fleece, g5, g5 quiver, guns, Hunting, outdoors, recipe, reviews, Ruttin' Review, scent-lok, sheds, sportsman, team dirt, typical, Uncategorized, vertigo with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2012 by THENONTYPICALSPORTSMAN

The Silent Retriever… What a good concept. I don’t know how many times I have been up in my tree stand and well, you all know what happens next. There goes your warm gloves, your quiver, or even your bow. Now its prime time hunting and something you need is now on the ground. I’m pretty sure most of you have had this happen more than once, I’m here to tell you there is now a solution to this problem. It’s called The Silent Retriever. This new product looks kinda like a fishing lure with a 25 ft multi purpose cord. The way it works is you lower it down quickly and quietly and it hooks to your item to pull it up. When I received The Silent Retriever I could not wait to give it a try. I went out back and placed a few items on the ground. A bow, Pair of gloves, hat, arrow, and binoculars. I hooked the retriever to the multipurpose rope and dropped it down. Quickly I brought up all the items and it only took 30 seconds. I was pleased at how quickly and efficiently it picked everything up. I highly recommend this product to everyone’s backpacks this upcoming season. I haven’t got a chance to try it out but I was thinking if i was ever lost and needed to catch fish this also might be a good item for other survival situations. I know that’s off topic but was just a thought. Go to http://www.thesilentretriever.com to check it out and pick one up for your upcoming season. You won’t be disappointed.
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Team Dirt Outdoors is ICE FISHING!!!

Posted in 6or7, antlers, archery, bear, deer, experience, fishing, fleece, g5, g5 quiver, guns, Hunting, outdoors, recipe, reviews, Ruttin' Review, scent-lok, sheds, sportsman, team dirt, typical, Uncategorized, vertigo with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2011 by THENONTYPICALSPORTSMAN

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New Webisode From Team Dirt Outdoors

Posted in 6or7, antlers, archery, bear, deer, experience, fishing, fleece, g5, guns, Hunting, outdoors, recipe, reviews, Ruttin' Review, scent-lok, sheds, sportsman with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2011 by THENONTYPICALSPORTSMAN

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Hunting hard or Hardly hunting?

Posted in 6or7, antlers, archery, bear, deer, experience, fishing, fleece, g5, g5 quiver, guns, Hunting, outdoors, recipe, reviews, scent-lok, sheds, sportsman, team dirt, typical, Uncategorized, vertigo with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2011 by THENONTYPICALSPORTSMAN

So as I sit here reminiscing on my 2010 hunting season I’ve realized its been really hard hunting this season.  The weather has not cooperated at all, its been windy, rainy, snowy, and cold.  I’m not just talking 15-20 mph winds but I’ve been out in 65 mph winds.  Crazy,  right?  Well, when you only have x amount of days a year to hunt,  time in the woods is at a premium.  You have to subtract work, family time, and don’t forget the honey do’s.  I remember one weekend while we were up at our cabin, we had just came in from the morning hunt and after breakfast I had turned on some hunting shows.  After watching show after show I realized there was a common pattern.  They kept mentioning how hard they had been hunting that week, as I though about that for a minute it kinda got under my skin a bit.  Hunting hard!!!  They are on a ranch where they specifically grow monster bucks, they have a guide tell them where the best spots are or at least have trail cam pictures of where to hunt.  Now I totally respect that they have to run from place to place, hunt to hunt, to get enough film for the tv show.  Matter a fact I love watching the shows, but If I hunted the same ranch for the same period of time pretty sure I would come out of there with a buck of my lifetime too.   I was thinking, imagine that!!   how it would be fun to have one of the TV show crews come to my home state of Michigan, give them the topo maps of the local state game area, and let them hunt in the rain, snow, sleet, wind, you know unexpected weather and see if they could pull a good buck from there in the same 7 day period.  You know hunt hard, no guide, no fence, no 40 acre food plots, you get the picture right?  Now I don’t doubt some of their hunting skills, and im pretty sure there are a few of them that would produce, but if I were a betting man my money would be on the deer!!!   I’m not saying they don’t work hard at all, im just saying they usually are given the best possible opportunity to get that big buck.  Remember, when you hit your favorite woods to hunt hard, you know where the big deer are, most people just don’t want to go there.  Hunt hard!!!! or are you hardly hunting?

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Imported Sugar Beets In Michigan!!! REALLY?????

Posted in 6or7, antlers, archery, bear, deer, experience, fishing, fleece, g5, g5 quiver, guns, Hunting, outdoors, recipe, reviews, Ruttin' Review, scent-lok, sheds, sportsman, team dirt, typical, Uncategorized, vertigo with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2011 by THENONTYPICALSPORTSMAN

OK   REALLY???? This past weekend I was back at it, deer hunting on our property in Manistee, MI.  After hunting the first day we decide to run to town and pick up a few bags of sugar beets to put out for the deer.  We pull in to the local trading post and see lots of sugar beets piled up by the gas pump, the front door, out by the road.  The first thing that got our attention was the fact that up until this week of hunting the sugar beets were $5.99 a bag or 3-$15.  Look on the counter and lo and behold now they are 3 bags for $18.. Kinda like the gas price gouging I would say but whatever that’s another topic.  We buy the bags and throw them in the back of the truck.  I look on the bag and lo and behold it says Grown in USA… Grown in Mexico.  The grown in Mexico box was checked.  First thing that came to my mind was usually people use old onion bags to put beets in and that is what it was Mexico onion bags with sugar beets in them.  After further review, nope nice little Mexican looking fellow with the absolute fact that these are actually Mexico grown Beets.  OK just so people know, Sebewing Michigan is the sugar beet CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.  The CAPITAL OF THE WORLD… So why is it that we have Mexico grown sugar beets in Michigan at all.  I love the fact that we can keep other countries economies going but let our own Michigan growers suffer because of it.  I will never buy those beets again after noticing this and I guess if there are no beets except those the deer will get some sort of American carrots, apples, corn who knows. This is ridicules we need to stop the madness.   Please comment your thoughts, please subscribe to my blog, tell friends, and have a great day.

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